Govt Increases Salary of Guest Teachers By Up To 90%

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New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday decided to increase salaries of about 15,000 guest teachers, who have cleared Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), by up to 90 per cent.

Announcing the government’s decision taken in the Cabinet meeting today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that salaries of non-CTET teachers have also been increased by up to 44 per cent.

There are a total of about 17,000 guest teachers teaching students in government schools. Out of them, there are 2,000 non-CTET.

“Government has approved substantial hike in salaries of 17,000 guest teachers. We have also approved eight causal leaves for those teachers who have cleared CTET. They will now get fixed salary every month,” Kejriwal said.

The Delhi Chief Minister said that government will send a file pertaining to the Cabinet decision to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung for his nod and if he approves, from next month, all guest teachers will get increased salaries.

At present, government pays all guest teachers on daily wages including CTET and non-CTET teachers. Assistant Primary teachers (CTET), who presently get Rs 700 remuneration per day and Rs 17,500 monthly, will receive Rs 33,200 while TGTs will now get Rs 33,120 which is Rs 20,000 currently.

Similarly, PGTs will receive salary of Rs 34,100 every month against Rs 22,500.  Assistant teachers, who are non-CTET, will get Rs 25,000 which is currently Rs 17,500 and TGT, who now receives Rs 20,000, will get Rs 26,500.

As per rules, fixed salaries can only be given to CTET teachers. However, government has also increased salaries of non-CTET teachers.

“We are giving two chances to these teachers to clear CTET and if they pass the exam, they will deserve fixed salaries,” Kejriwal told reporters here.

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